The Town Council is responsible for the maintenance of 250 acres of recreational land and 33 children’s play areas where children and young people can play and meet with their friends. Details of these Play Areas and Parks etc may be found under the ‘Facilities’ menu heading.
Each play area is inspected by Town Council staff once a week and litter is collected regularly. Any reports of problems at a play area are responded to within 24 hours of receiving the information. The play areas are subject to a regular program of refurbishment and repainting.
The Town Council employs Environment Wardens to deal with problems relating to dog fouling, litter, fly-tipping, graffiti, inconsiderate parking etc. The Wardens are also available to work with schools and community groups to educate and advise on responsible behaviour with regard to the environment. They can be contacted via Brooke House on 01344 420079.
In order to ensure that the Council’s parks and recreation areas are maintained in excellent condition for the benefit of all users visitors are requested to adhere to some basic guidance.
To search for our facilities see http://bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk/recreation-facilities/council-sites/
|Barbecues||Disposable barbecues carefully used are acceptable but please place these on a couple of bricks or similar to avoid scorching the grass. At Great Hollands Recreation Ground we have installed a purpose built area which allows barbecues to be placed on a shelf with which to cook food safely, with a bin for disposing the barbecue tray.|
|Bouncy Castles and Inflatables||These may only be used on Town Council property with the permission of the Town Clerk. Evidence of adequate public liability insurance cover must be provided. They are not permitted in any of our halls.|
|Dog Control Orders||All our sites are covered by dog control orders. These give our Environment Wardens the power to enforce the rules governing where dogs must be kept on a lead and where dogs are prohibited. Our Environment Wardens also have the power to warn or fine offenders for dog fouling.|
|Dog Fouling||Dog owners are requested to ‘poop and scoop’ in all the Town Council’s recreational areas, woodland and green spaces. This waste can be placed in any of the Town Council’s large number of litter bins which are all suitable for this type of waste. The Town Council makes ‘poop and scoop’ bags available through the Environment Wardens.|
|Dog Walking||Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs on the lead within 100m of all lakes, ponds and water courses, this is to avoid them chasing and disturbing the wildlife. Dogs must also remain on their leads in the Larges Lane Cemetery. Dogs are not permitted within the Council’s fenced play areas.|
|Fly Tipping||Fly-tipped waste generally consists of large items of rubbish that are dumped illegally on land instead of being disposed of properly at the tip. We take this matter very seriously and will act to trace and prosecute anyone guilty of fly tipping on Town Council property. If you are aware of any instances of fly tipping, please let us know on 01344 420029, or The Environment Agency’s fly-tipping hotline 0800 807060.|
|Geocaching||This is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS co-ordinates and then attempt to find a geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaches can be hidden on our land with our permission.|
|Golf||No golf play or practice is permitted on any of the Town Council’s recreational areas or green spaces.|
|Graffiti and Fly Posting||We are responsible for removing graffiti and fly-posters from our land, buildings, bus shelters, street furniture and signage.|
|Litter||The Town Council provides numerous litter bins which are regularly emptied. Broken glass and other hazardous waste will be cleared as soon as practicable after it is reported. Football teams are particularly requested to pay attention to litter clearance after matches.|
|Metal Detecting||This is rarely permitted on our land and only for archaeological purposes, with permission.|
|Motorbikes and Mini-Motos||These are strictly forbidden on any Town Council recreational areas, woodland and green spaces.|
|Parking||Please use the designated car parking available and avoid parking on grass verges.|
|Remote Control Models & Drones||Flying model aircraft and drones, and use of remote control model vehicles and boats is only permitted at some of our recreational areas with prior permission.|
|Smoking||All the Town Council’s properties are smoke-free. Users are also asked not to smoke within the fenced play areas provided by the Town Council.|
|Stray or Lost Dogs||If you find a stray dog or lose your dog, please contact Bracknell Forest Council.|